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by rbrunner
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viseu (VSE) aerodrome turning an airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 1624

Re: Viseu (VSE) aerodrome turning an airport?

Interesting. As a private pilot I flew to VSE many years ago, the infrastructure is good enough for general aviation, there is a VOR, I had a good meal at the restaurant, but an alternative to OPO? Not unless significant and very costly investments make such a project viable, IMHO.

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by rbrunner
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 134549

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

speedygonzales wrote:
New door config, aka ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex).

Thank you. I thought TAP's first A320N (CS-TVA) had that new cabin.

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 38
Views: 8181

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

She left Manila. Next destination Jakarta or Mauritius?

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by rbrunner
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helvetic Airways fleet renewal
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Helvetic Airways fleet renewal

Both Embraer and Bombardier have a very suitable product for Helvetic's operations. Possibly, in the end, availability will be the decisive factor.

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by rbrunner
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 38
Views: 8181

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

Apart from that, these route proving flights carry lots of invited passengers like aviation journalists, etc.

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by rbrunner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 38
Views: 8181

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

TAP on tour to Asia?? Or just the model, not TP one? Yes and no! I think Airbus is flying the first customer A330-900 in TAP colors on the tour. The plane will be delivered to TAP later this summer. Absolutely right. Although, according to TAP's CEO, it's going to be November/December until she is ...

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by rbrunner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 38
Views: 8181

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

She took off from GRU a few minutes ago. It doesn't say where she is going. Possibly MIA...

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by rbrunner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification
Replies: 38
Views: 8181

Re: TAP A339neo to visit Brazil and MIA for airport certification

She was to fly LIS - GIG yesterday, by diverted to GRU. Any idea why?

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by rbrunner
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 292
Views: 40018

Re: Airbus is studying A321XLR to challenge Boeing

If the MoM is going to sit 220-270 pax, that aircraft already exists.

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by rbrunner
Thu May 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 4886

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

IMHO there is also one more reason for Portuguese isn't an official language, the two varieties of Portuguese European and Brazilian can be so far removed from each other that it isn't obvious for a non-native speaker to understand what the other speaker is saying even more so than Spanish. You mea...

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by rbrunner
Fri May 25, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 134549

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Absolutely right. It's within the range of the "normal" A321N.

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by rbrunner
Wed May 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 21364

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019

I remember clearly that when AC disclosed their 2017 annual results (few weeks ago), this part of adding more A333s was also revealed by them and one member on this forum on that thread, clearly stated that these were ex SQ birds. The ex-SQ aircraft also have the Trent 700 EP2 (enhanced performance...

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by rbrunner
Tue May 22, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 7811

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

[quote="winGl3t"]I guess Porto, Portugal (OPO), must be on TOP 3: +10,7 million passengers in 2017.

Absolutely. The taxiway only goes about halfway down the runway. Quite a bummer when the airport is operating in LVO and rwy 17 is the active rwy...

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BobMUC wrote:
FF for MSN102; F-WZFY; future A7-ANB; QR #27
https://www.flightradar24.com/AIB01FY/116ae28e


Wrongly labeled as A350-900

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by rbrunner
Thu May 17, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 17079

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

Purely from a passenger point of view, a switch from an A340 to a 777 is a retrograde step and I hope they don't do it. Agree. Fully. The A343 is so MUCH NICER to fly on than any 777. Period. Absolutely. Flew LHR-BOS recently in a BA777. Awful. Very noisy cabin. Back on VS A346 - What a difference!...

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by rbrunner
Wed May 09, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 71790

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

She surely looks great. Look forward to seeing her in the air.

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by rbrunner
Wed May 09, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7182

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

I presume that the cabin that is being installed in CS-TVA is the new TAP cabin, right? It shouldn't take too long until the whole fleet is done.

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by rbrunner
Wed May 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7182

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

The start of operations of CS-TVA is now essentially dependent on certification by ANAC, which could take several weeks as this is the first A320 to be certified in Portugal.[/quote] That I find odd. The A320neo was certified by both FAA and EASA. Is ANAC anything better / more competent to certify ...

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by rbrunner
Wed May 09, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7182

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

Those slimline seats look really nice. Wonder how many seats TAP's A320 neos are going to have.
In any way, CS-TVA should start commercial operations on 1st June. Thanks for the info, guys.
Regards

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by rbrunner
Tue May 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 71790

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Good question...

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by rbrunner
Tue May 08, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7182

Re: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

geoshina wrote:
TAP received the A320 without the interior fittings.
I think they are installing it at TAP ME @ LIS.

That sounds like a valid reason. Wonder how long that may take...

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by rbrunner
Tue May 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying
Replies: 19
Views: 7182

TAP's first and only 320neo is not flying

Hi everybody.
Does someone know why TAP's first and only A320neo is not flying passengers around? She arrived in LIS on 17th April from CHR and hasn't been in the air since.
Any issue with the cabin?
Regards

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by rbrunner
Wed May 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3421

Re: US Carriers in OPO

Just wonder what sort of load factors TAP get operating the route with A332...

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by rbrunner
Wed May 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3421

Re: US Carriers in OPO

So the first flight will leave EWR on Fri, May 4th at 09:45PM and arrive in OPO at 09:45AM on May 5th, right?

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by rbrunner
Wed May 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers in OPO
Replies: 31
Views: 3421

Re: US Carriers in OPO

Equipment will be B752. To be expected, I gess...

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by rbrunner
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 134549

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

TAP´s first neo (CS-TVA) flew home to LIS yesterday.
It's been officially delivered for a while (all white), but it had to be painted, hence the time gap between official delivery and the flight to its new home.

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by rbrunner
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lisbon Airport
Replies: 83
Views: 11229

Re: New Lisbon Airport

Pepper456 wrote:
One question a little bit off topic, does OPO need a second runway??? What do you think???

No. OPO needs a taxiway that goes all the way down to the threshold of runway 17.

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by rbrunner
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal SGPS First Profit In 10 Years
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Re: TAP Portugal SGPS First Profit In 10 Years

Good for them. It's all about good leadership. There could be a bright future ahead for TAP under private management.

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by rbrunner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3668

Re: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight

It seems the crew has flown the LIS-STR flight the day before the incident and were replacing the crew that arrived at STR on the inbound flight of that day, that would return to work on the flight on the next day Enviado do meu ASUS_Z00AD através do Tapatalk Unlikely, as CS-TPT flew LIS-STR just b...

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by rbrunner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3668

Re: Drunk co-pilot removed from TAP Portugal Flight

There is something I still don't understand, or perhaps it hasn't been explained yet: This particular FO was about to fly STR - LIS, right?, so I presume he flew LIS - STR (the outbound flight) just before that flight. The usual turnaround in short/medium flights takes something like 45/50 minutes, ...

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by rbrunner
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: Passengers stranded in Stuttgart as pilot found drunk before takeoff

The flight that was cancelled was the return flight to Lisbon, according to the news. I presume they flew LIS-STR and had a normal (35 to 45 min) turnaround. Wasn't he drunk during the LIS-STR flight? Did he get drunk in STR? Pilots don't usually leave the aircraft during such short turnarounds, apa...

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by rbrunner
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300
Replies: 77
Views: 17079

Re: Replacement of the Swiss Airbus A340-300

The A330 can operate to ORD. That said, I see a top-up order at LH going to LX, to replace both the A343s and B77Ws (the B77Ws would move to LH to retire the B744s). That said, there is a question of what replaces the A343s at Edelweiss. You're right. But as we know, their A330-300 are still quite ...

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by rbrunner
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 71790

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

There are many A332s flying around the globe. Some of those will be replaced by A338, I would think.

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by rbrunner
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland using HiFly planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2207

Re: Air Greenland using HiFly planes?

Just to give a little update on this. Both flights where indeed operated by HiFly's CS-TQP. Great cabin crew (mixed HiFly/Air Greenland), generous seat pitch, flawless operation (the departure out of SFJ was a little late but this is normal because they have to wait for all the Dash-8's with connec...

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by rbrunner
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 14205

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

Onto newly built -900s AND available as a retrofit? Probably no point in it. A winglet's performance is dependent on the spanwise lift distribution of the wing inboard it. Change one without changing the other and your likely to have subpar performance. Sharklets were retrofitted onto A320s, B767s ...

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by rbrunner
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected
Replies: 54
Views: 14205

Re: Airbus A350-1000 performs better than expected

Are the recently announced improvements to the -900 (aero, wing twist, winglets etc.) expected to be applied to the -1000, improving it further, or are they already on the -1000? These are actually from the 1000 and headed on to the 900.... The winglet is new though and will go first on the -900. O...

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by rbrunner
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41881

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

zeke wrote:
I was very impressed to see TF-SKY (A321-253N) fly KEF-LAX-KEF (around 3800 no direct) last week with 8:40 sector times. Just imagine what is possible with the LR.


Certainly impressive, but does the non-LR 321neo do that without payload penalties?

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by rbrunner
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 134549

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Could be... Normally, the tail would at this stage already have TAP's colours.

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by rbrunner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 484
Views: 134549

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

When are TAP due to get their first neos?

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by rbrunner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1044
Views: 366969

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

MSN174 (LH#7) has been squawking its final registration D-AIXG for a while now... Wonder why it's still sitting in TLS...

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by rbrunner
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 29560

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

nutsaboutplanes wrote:
What will be immediately evident is the fuel burn savings. I have seen this personally with the 787 when it replaces existing legacy aircraft and I am sure DL saw the same thing immediately when the 350 replaced the 747. The numbers are staggering in some cases.

Apart from comfort, quiet cabin, etc.

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by rbrunner
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87961

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

AFAIK, today was the last day for professionals, right? The two remaining days are for the general public.

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by rbrunner
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 87961

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Noshow wrote:
Mind you the show is still running.

It's 19:16 in Dubai. The show is no longer running.

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